News Briefs - 10/9/2014

Campus

NGU Golf Tournament

The Annual Marion-Moorhead Alumni and Friends Gold Tournament will be held on Friday, October 17 and hosted by Pebble Creek Country Club of Taylors, S.C.

NGU ranked 25 in 2015 US News rankings

In the new “U.S. News & World Report”, North Greenville University was ranked among the top 25 best schools in the category of regional colleges in the South for 2015.

Local

Greer man wins judgment against "American Pickers'"host

Greer resident Jerry Bruce was awarded a $1,000 settlement when “American Picker’s” host Fred Fritz, sold him an antique piece of farming equipment but failed to deliver it. 

Jewish cancer survivor, program puts focus on rare, cancer-forming gene

Greenville resident, Ruth Kay, learned after a mammogram that she has the BRCA1 genetic mutation, and is encouraging other women to learn more about this cancer causing genetic mutation, which is prevelant in Ashkenazi Jews whose ancestors lived in Central and Eastern Europe.

National

Bruised and weary, Ferguson struggles to heal

While the city of Ferguson, Mo. may be healing physically, anger, despair and resentment continue to divide its citizens.

Twitter sues U.S. government over data disclosure rules

Twitter is asking the U.S. Government to be allowed to produce a more detailed report of government screenings of users' personal accounts

International

First alleged ISIL terror plot in UK foiled amid growing fears of beheadings

Four terrorists linked to Syria terrorist group ISIL were arrested today in London, England after police suspected them of plotting what looked to be the early planning’s of a major attack.

ISIL march to center of Kobane continues despite US air strikes

At the Turkey-Syria border, U.S. troops areingrace to stop what could be the equivalent of a World War III if troops are unable to stop the advances of ISIL troops in Kobane.

Our understanding of giraffes does not measure up

New research is beginning to shed light on the overwhelmingly understudied giraffes. New studies indicate they are some of the most graceful creatures and have behavior commonalities with the elephant.